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A complete view of the Native American signatories to the 1677 Articles of Peace agreement
August 23, 2019
Exterior of Articles of Peace, 1677 (E191 .G78)

We're publishing a series of blog posts written by students for the class HIST 211 Books: Technology and Culture. Their posts are based on materials in the Special Collections Research Center. Check out their bright insights every other week. Today's entry is written by Meghan Ward. Read on to learn more about the British colonialists' interactions with Native Virginia tribes and the intersections of early Native American history and print culture.

The year was 1676 and Nathaniel Bacon, a wealthy farmer who...

Previous Posts

Nov 2018

  • November 15, 2018
    My name is Keyyatta Bonds, and I am part of the second cohort of the William & Mary Libraries Mosaic Program. I am Sophomore at the College, planning to major in International Relations (even though taking more ECON classes is not what I envisioned for my future).
  • Edith Gibbons's Diary
    November 12, 2018
    On December 25, 1918, Edith Neele Gibbons, of Cleveland, Ohio, was aboard the S. S. Coronia en route to London.

Oct 2018

  • October 29, 2018
    This year is the 200th anniversary of the release of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.
  • October is Archives Month
    October 25, 2018
    During the month of October we celebrate National Archives Month! Often the profession of an archivist can seem ambiguous, since the role can entail varied duties and areas of expertise.
  • https://pixabay.com/en/gate-gateway-opening-entrance-open-60828/
    October 19, 2018
    October 22 is the start of Open Access Week, that time every year when we salute all things open access. “What is open access,” you say? According to Peter Suber, in the scholarly communications office at Harvard and one of the foremost champions of open access (OA), “Open-access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
  • Lord Botetourt's Coffin Plate
    October 11, 2018
    This exhibit celebrates the return of Lord Botetourt's coffin plate to the University Archives and commemorates the anniversary of his death on October 15, 1770. This is the first time it has been exhibited on the William & Mary campus since 1956.

Sep 2018

  • September 24, 2018
    Hey, fellow Swem-goers! My name is Alexis and I have been working at Swem Circulation for over a year now. I started out as an assistant, shelving and sorting from the books needed for final papers. Last year, I was able to help deliver books to professors all over campus. And as it turns out, books can bring more excitement when you get to drive them in a golf-cart, trying not to get stuck behind tour groups (otherwise known as flamingos).
  • September 24, 2018
    Recently, Kim Sims, university archivist, and Christina Luers, archives collections specialist, had a unique opportunity to view scientific artifacts at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
  • September 20, 2018
    August 12-18th was the Society of American Archivist’s Annual Conference, held in Washington, D.C.  
  • USS Chaumont
    September 19, 2018
    Cruising for pleasure in 1926 was not quite the same as a cruise ship vacation ride today.